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    Dropped my iPhone in my drink

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    Dropped my iPhone in my drink
    OK, so I was enjoying a weekend in Atlantic City, and was pregaming and accidently dropped my iPhone in my drink. It didn't shut off immediately, the music of my iPod was playing and the music was still playing but got muffled, so I got a hairdryer and tried to dry it off and we went out and i set it on the heater all night long.

    Long story short, the phone was somewhat working this morning and but then it shut off and wouldn't take a charge on a car charger. I got home and now the apple logo screen keeps blinking when its plugged into my wall charger...

    I have the apple care plan, and I just got this phone about a month ago. Is there anything I can do to save my beloved iPhone? Please HELP!? Is there any hope?
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    Applecare is not going to cover damage from liquid. It will be evident once it is opened up. This one is going to be on you.

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    Dropped my iPhone in my drink

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    Since I just bought it about a month ago, will i still be able to get the 3G at the $100 price I originally got it for?

    No tricks to alleviate water damage? Is it lost cause?
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    Nope, no "tricks". It is more than likely a lost cause and you will probably have to pay full price for the new one. The short time that you have had it does not even come into play.

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    What do you mean full price? Is $100, full price for the 8GB 3G?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickRubino View Post
    What do you mean full price? Is $100, full price for the 8GB 3G?
    No. $100 is the price for signing a new contract or extending a contract if your eligible. Full retail price is a lot more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickRubino View Post
    What do you mean full price? Is $100, full price for the 8GB 3G?
    Well, you bought that phone with a new contract right? Now, you need a new phone and are not eligible for an upgrade, so you will more than likely not get the discounted price. I may be wrong, and hopefully someone will correct me if so.

    As with most carriers just because you need a new phone because you broke your current one doesn't mean that you are going to get one at advertised prices.

    I would guess that you will be well into $100's of dollars for a replacement.

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    So, I won't be elligible to renew my contract since I bought the phone such a short amount of time ago?

    What am I looking at for getting a new one?
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    You just signed a contract, you can't get another one to get a cheaper phone. How about you call and find out what it is going to cost you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickRubino View Post
    So, I won't be elligible to renew my contract since I bought the phone such a short amount of time ago?

    What am I looking at for getting a new one?
    No you just signed/renewed the contract. Why will they let you renew it again if its only about a month in.

    Like suggested call and ask how much it will cost for a retail iPhone. Go into an Apple Store or go to a ATT store.
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    Dropped my iPhone in my drink

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    Gonna be $300, ughhh, not my weekend....
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    Don't hold your iphone over your drink? Haha.

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    I'm just curious, what were you drinking?

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    was it something like this?
    http://www.smape.com/en/reviews/appl...rash_test.html
    see the beer / water test near the bottom.

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